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Ethnic Food Security Network Newsletter January 2014

Tapeworms in 2013 This past fall (August-early December 2013) brought about an unusual situation for goat and sheep producers, problems with tapeworms in their animals. During my thirteen years of working with goat and sheep producer this was my first time to hear of tapeworms infestations to the degree of diminished health and mortality in small ruminants. I initially thought this situation was confined to Northwest Alabama, but learned otherwise as I talked with producers in other parts of the State and producers in South Georgia and South-Central Tennessee. I also thought problems with tapeworms were confined to puppies, but have learned more through an inquiry with a local veterinarian and some research.

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